How to insert an element into an array with JavaScript

by Janeth Kent Date: 20-08-2021 javascript


In this brief tutorial you will learn how to insert one or more elements into an array with JavaScript.

For this we will use the splice function.

The splice function will not create a new array when used, but will modify the existing array. The syntax of the splice function, included in Array elements, is as follows:

 
arr.splice(index, deleteElements, insertElement1, insertElement2, ..., insertElementN)
 

Let's start from the following example array:

 
const numbers = [0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 9];
 

What we are going to do is to insert element 5 in the fifth position of the array.

To do this we would use the splice function like this:

 
numbers.splice(5, 0, 5);
 

Now, if we do a console.log of the array numbers, we get the following:

 
(8)[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 9]
 

Now we are going to insert multiple elements, so we are going to add the values 7 and 8. In this case we simply indicate the elements to be inserted, one after the other:

 
arr.splice(7, 0, 7, 8);
 

If, again, we do a console.log of the array numbers, we get the following:

 
(10)[0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]
 

 
by Janeth Kent Date: 20-08-2021 javascript hits : 2936  
 
Janeth Kent

Janeth Kent

Licenciada en Bellas Artes y programadora por pasión. Cuando tengo un rato retoco fotos, edito vídeos y diseño cosas. El resto del tiempo escribo en MA-NO WEB DESIGN AND DEVELOPMENT.

 
 
 

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